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Power up! A Just energy transition for the south

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Project 90 has been busy planning an international conference which will begin in Cape Town next week. Participants from Brazil, India and South Africa will come together for a week to discuss their vision for a beautiful, smart and realistic energy supply for the South by 2030.

Henning Brand, our volunteer from Sweden, has been the lead organiser of the conference and he reflects what we aim to achieve. Continue reading

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Meeting the need: the supply side of the equation

I hope you have enjoyed reading the fact sheets from the Smart Electricity Report. This series of Fact Files has shown that South Africa doesn’t need as much investment in old-style electricity generation technology as the government is planning to build. With good energy efficiency and conservation measures, and installing renewable energy, the country’s energy needs can be met.

Today we present the last fact sheet which looks at why a decentralised energy mix is a viable and preferable alternative.
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SA must do more with the same for its future electricity supply

Project 90 is delighted that the recent publication of the Smart Electricity Report is receiving a lot of media coverage. Business Day Live recently published an article written by Robert Fischer about the report, which you can read on our blog. Continue reading

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Pasta a la carbon-ara

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Have you ever found yourself wondering what the most environmentally friendly way to cook pasta might be? Gary has. It may seem like an odd thing to wonder about, but think about it: there are a number of different ways to get a pot of water on the boil in the typical home e.g. the kettle, gas or electric hob, solar cooker… Alongside this, he has also been interested in the difference in carbon impacts of gas and electric stoves, so he bundled these ponderings together, put together a few experiments and his results were very surprising… Continue reading

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How much electricity do we really need?

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Today we share with you the fifth Fact Sheet from the Smart Electricity Report. This Fact Sheet asks whether our forecasted electricity demand has been overestimated and takes a look at how much electricity we really need. Continue reading

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The true cost of electricity: counting the hidden costs

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Did you know that the amount you and I pay for electricity does not represent its actual cost? There are many hidden costs to our electricity because the negative cosequences for our carbon intensive power is not included in the final bill. The Fourth Fact Sheet from the Smart Electricity Planning report investigates the true cost of our power further.
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Women, power and leveraging change

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We believe that two powerful ways to bring about positive change in South Africa are to give women access to energy and teach them about energy conservation and efficiency measures. Read more about it in the Third Fact Sheet from the Smart Electricity Planning Report. Continue reading